The name “Medjugorje” has always been a bit of an enigma – at least the spelling of the English version.
The one thing most people agree on is the name is difficult to pronounce. Some might think there are as many ways to say “Medjugorje” as the number of pilgrims who find their way to the special town full of God’s grace.
I was getting ready to go to Mass the other day and for some reason, I woke up thinking about the spelling of “Medjugorje”.
Then it suddenly occurred to me that the English spelling of “Medjugorje” – in an odd way – contains two “Js” and one “M”. I say odd because Medjugorje is one of the few words in the English language that contains two “Js”, maybe the only word.
I then began to think if this was important in any way.
And then, in an instant, it came to me. “Jesus, Mary and Joseph” Two “Js” and one “M”. How perfect that the name Medjugorje would be spelled in such a way. The Holy Family was always with us when our thoughts are on Medjugorje.
Then another thought came to me that was very important to my conversion and my return to the Catholic Church. The four words quite literally led me back.
I thought of the saying that Pope John Paul II made famous: “To Jesus through Mary” or put another way ‘Two Jesus through Mary” – Two “Js” one “M”.
Of course, this daydream of mine may mean nothing, but then again it could mean everything.
One thing is for certain is that there is no place on the planet where more people go “To Jesus through Mary” than Medjugorje.
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Stephen K. Ryan recently authored Amazon best-selling novel, “The Madonna Files” and is a proud member of the International Thriller Writer’s society
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